Trade barriers

FILE-In this Sept. 11, 2018 file photo, live lobsters are packed in coolers for shipment to China at The Lobster Company in Arundel, Maine. The busiest season for lobster exports to China is around Chinese New Year, which took place Saturday. Lobsters have exploded in popularity with the Chinese middle class but President Donald Trump's trade hostilities with China led to tariffs in 2018 that cratered the U.S. export market. Meanwhile, Canada's market has surged. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, files)
January 25, 2020 - 9:34 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — American seafood exporters are optimistic that a new trade deal with China will allow them to claw back into one of the world's biggest markets for lobster, but help might not have arrived in time for the biggest day on the calendar. The busiest season for lobster exports to...
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German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, center, looks at European Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni, front left, and European Central Bank Vice President Luis de Guindos, front right, as he arrives to an European Finance Ministers meeting at the Europa building in Brussels, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
January 24, 2020 - 8:26 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — German finance minister says he is confident that his country won’t suffer from Brexit but that Britain will inevitably face “consequences” from its decision to leave the European Union. At a panel at the World Economic Forum, Olaf Scholz said Britain’s financial sector...
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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, and European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan attend a media conference after their meeting in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. The talks are focused on U.S. tariffs on French wine and other goods. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
January 22, 2020 - 1:05 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — France will delay its tax on big tech firms like Google and Facebook in exchange for the United States's promise to hold off retaliatory tariffs — a potential sign of goodwill in the U.S. and European Union's increasingly tense relations over trade. After U.S. President...
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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, and European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan attend a media conference after their meeting in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. The talks are focused on U.S. tariffs on French wine and other goods. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
January 22, 2020 - 10:32 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — France's finance minister said Wednesday that his country will delay its tax on the digital business of big tech firms like Google and Faceook and that the United States will hold off retaliatory sanctions. Bruno Le Maire spoke to reporters after a highly awaited meeting...
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A police security guard patrols on the roof of a hotel ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum will take place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 21, 2020 - 1:29 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Swiss police say two Russians who were reportedly checked as suspected spies in the town of Davos months ago were released without any charges. Switzerland’s Tages Anzeiger newspaper...
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President Donald Trump meets with European Commission President Ursula von Der Leyen at the World Economic Forum, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 21, 2020 - 12:17 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 6:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says he’ll strongly consider imposing tariffs on European auto imports if the U.S. and European Union can’t strike a trade agreement. But Trump said Tuesday as...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters falling his speech at the World Economic Forum, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 21, 2020 - 10:31 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Greenpeace’s international executive director, Jennifer Morgan, says that U.S. President Donald Trump's lack of focus on environmental issues will hit him where it hurts - money. In...
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President Donald Trump meets with European Commission President Ursula von Der Leyen at the World Economic Forum, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 21, 2020 - 9:56 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 3:50 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he hears European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is a "very tough negotiator," but said he hoped the U.S. and European Union...
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US President Donald Trump, center, arrives in Davos, Switzerland on Marine One, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. President Trump arrived in Switzerland on Tuesday to start a two-day visit to the World Economic Forum. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 21, 2020 - 6:45 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to sell the United States to the global business community, telling an economic conference in the Swiss Alps that America's economic turnaround has been “nothing short of spectacular.” Trump addressed the annual World Economic Forum in...
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US President Donald Trump, center, arrives in Davos, Switzerland on Marine One, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. President Trump arrived in Switzerland on Tuesday to start a two-day visit to the World Economic Forum. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 21, 2020 - 6:12 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to sell the United States to the global business community, telling an economic conference in the Swiss Alps that America's economic turnaround has been “nothing short of spectacular.” Trump addressed the annual World Economic Forum in...
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